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04 - Remote Control Commands

Top Level Command Overview

 See subsections for detailed explanation of each command.

Command Function

PLAY

Play or query file. User can add FROM and FOR options to define start position as number of seconds into the file and also duration of replay in seconds.

 

REC (Record)

Record or query file. User can add FOR option to define duration of record in seconds.

 

ATTN (Attenuation)

Set output attenuation. Attenuation level in dB.

 

MUTE

Mute all channels.

 

CONF (Configuration)

Used to configure menu options and read current user configurations.

 

TYPE

Return All text from ‘About’ menu e.g. SN, and unit type.

 

MEDIA

Media storage functions. Used to swap between SD card and USB drive. List files on media and change directories.

 

NOISE

Set output additional noise level where opt channel.

Level is in % 0 to 100

 

HELP

Display List of commands for current Level. E.g.; Just HELP:<CR> will list all top level commands. HELP:PLAY:<CR> will list the PLAY commands.

 

MON (Monitor)

Monitor functions such as request levels, switch, raw NMEA output.

 

FIND

Beep and flash display. E.g. to identify single unit among multiple units. Backlight should Flash 500ms on then 500ms off and beep 500ms on /500ms off for total of 5 seconds.

 

Note: For all commands except LIST, inserting a ‘?’ character in place of a setting value will cause the unit to respond with the data. EG; PLAY:?<CR> will return <filename><CR> of current file if playing else ERR<CR>.

Tip

 

<CR> means carriage return which is the ASCII character 0x0D or char(13) but not the individual characters ‘<’ ‘C’ ‘R’ ‘>’

 

If manually typing commands in a Telnet terminal, <CR> simply means pressing the ENTER key

 

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PLAY Commands

Specification Command
Replay file from start to end PLAY:FILE:name
Replay file from start point for defined duration PLAY:FILE:name:FOR:duration
Replay file from a selected time to the end PLAY:FILE:name:FROM:time
Replay file from a selected time for a defined duration PLAY:FILE:name:FROM:time:FOR:duration
Stop replaying PLAY:STOP
Query the replay status (name & current duration)  PLAY:?

Please note: Time and Duration in the commands above should be entered in seconds format.

REC Commands

Specification Command
Record with a default file name REC
Record with a user defined file name REC:FILE:name
Record with a default file name for a set duration REC:FOR:duration
Record with a user defined file name for a set duration REC:FILE:name:FOR:duration
Stop recording REC:STOP
Query the record status (name & current duration) REC:?

Please note: Duration in the commands above should be entered in seconds format.

ATTN Command

Specification Command
Add attenuation on replay (all signals being replayed) ATTN:value

MUTE Commands

Specification Command
Mute all satellite constellations MUTE:Y
Unmute all satellite constellations MUTE:N
Mute a specific satellite channel (or two for triple) MUTE:Y,constellation,constellation
Unmute a specific satellite channel (or two for triple) MUTE:N,constellation,constellation

MON Commands

Specification Command
Enable live NMEA stream MON:NMEA:ON
Disable live NMEA stream MON:NMEA:OFF
Request CNO MON:SAT
Request time, height, lat & long MON:LOC

NOISE Command

Specification Command
Set additional output noise level on all constellations NOISE:value

CONF Commands

Specification Command
Enable scenarios to be replayed continuously CONF:PLAY:LOOP:Y
Disable continuous replay CONF:PLAY:LOOP:N
Create a pause between each replay CONF:PLAY:PAUSE:duration
Time all replays will begin from (seconds) CONF:PLAY:FROM:time
Length of time all replays will play for (seconds) CONF:PLAY:FOR:duration
Length of time all recordings will record for (seconds) CONF:RECORD:FOR:duration
Setting single constellation CONF:CONS:constellation
Setting dual constellation CONF:CONS:constellation1,constellation2
Setting triple constellation CONF:CONS:constellation1,constellation2,constellation3
Setting a constellation to 2bit CONF:CONS:constellation:2bit
Changing the display contrast CONF:SETUP:DISP:CONT:value
Changing the display brightness CONF:SETUP:DISP:BRIG:value
Enabling power save mode CONF:SETUP:PSAV:Y
Disabling power save mode CONF:SETUP:PSAV:N
Enable external reference clock CONF:SETUP:EXT:Y
Disable external reference clock  CONF:SETUP:EXT:N
Enable the OCXO *  CONF:SETUP:EXT:OCXO
Enabling UTC time CONF:SETUP:TIME:UTC:Y
Disabling UTC time CONF:SETUP:TIME:UTC:N

Manually setting time

(UTC time must be disabled prior to issuing)

CONF:SETUP:TIME:MAN:yy:mm:dd:hh:mm:ss
Enabling digital channel  1 CONF:SETUP:DIGI:CH1:function
Enabling digital channel  2 CONF:SETUP:DIGI:CH2:function
Disabling digital channel  1 CONF:SETUP:DIGI:CH1:OFF
Disabling digital channel  2 CONF:SETUP:DIGI:CH2:OFF
Enabling digitized CAN recording CONF:SETUP:CAN:DIGI
Enabling arbitrated CAN recording CONF:SETUP:CAN:FILE
Setting the baud rate on channel 1 CONF:SETUP:CAN:CH1:BAUD:value
Setting the baud rate on channel 2 CONF:SETUP:CAN:CH2:BAUD:value
Enabling/disabling silent record on channel 1 CONF:SETUP:CAN:CH1:SILENT:Y/N
Enabling/disabling silent record on channel 2 CONF:SETUP:CAN:CH2:SILENT:Y/N
Returns the units configuration CONF:?

*The LabSat 3 in use must be fitted with the OCXO feature for this function to be enabled

 

MEDIA Commands

Specification Command
Show all files on the media MEDIA:LIST

Switch which media is being used

MEDIA:SELECT:media
Open a directory (cannot skip folders) MEDIA:CHDIR:directory
Go back one directory MEDIA:CHDIR:..
Go back to root of the media MEDIA:CHDIR:\
Query which media is in use MEDIA:?
Delete a file MEDIA:DELETE:file

 

HELP Command

The help keyword is used to display the currently available commands for each level of the tree.

For example, HELP<CR> will return:-

 

Product Name    : RLL03-2

Product Version : 01.05 Build 1033

 

Current commands are :

 

help

?

ATTN

CONF

FIND

MEDIA

MON

MUTE

NOISE

PLAY

REC

TYPE

 

To find out what subcommands are available under the configuration (CONF), send HELP:CONF<CR> which will show:-

 

CONS

PLAY

SETUP

?

 

Then to list SETUP options, send HELP:CONF:SETUP<CR> which would give:-

 

DISP

PSAV

EXT

TIME

DIGI

CAN

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